Shale

ExxonMobil Opens Door to Qatar Joining Vaca Muerta Shale Rush

Qatar Petroleum (QP) on Monday snapped up its first significant international stakes in unconventional oil and natural gas resources in an agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. to become an equity holder in the Vaca Muerta formation onshore in Argentina’s Neuquén Basin.

June 4, 2018

Southwestern Asks Pennsylvania Court to Reconsider Opinion of ‘National Significance’

Southwestern Energy Co. has asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court to reconsider an opinion issued earlier this month that could find unconventional oil and gas producers liable for subsurface trespass, arguing that a two-judge panel misunderstood crucial facts and claiming the case is of “national significance.”

April 17, 2018
West Virginia’s Milestone Co-Tenancy Legislation Expected to Have Varying Impacts

West Virginia’s Milestone Co-Tenancy Legislation Expected to Have Varying Impacts

The co-tenancy legislation that passed during this year’s regular session in West Virginia is generally expected to aid natural gas development, but exactly how significant its impact will be remains unclear.

April 2, 2018

Shale Country Pennsylvania Seat Awaits Official Winner in Lamb, Saccone Race

Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory this week with only a few hundred more votes than his opponent in the shale country congressional race in southwest Pennsylvania. The seat has been held by a Republican for more than a decade, but the results may be unofficial for weeks.

March 15, 2018
Oil, Gas Production in Big Seven Plays to March Ever Higher in April, Says EIA

Oil, Gas Production in Big Seven Plays to March Ever Higher in April, Says EIA

The upward trend of oil and natural gas production out of the nation’s seven most prolific onshore unconventional plays, which began more than a year ago, is likely to continue in April compared with March, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

March 12, 2018
Haynesville Natural Gas Infrastructure to Expand under Tellurian Proposal

Haynesville Natural Gas Infrastructure to Expand under Tellurian Proposal

Houston-based Tellurian Inc. is testing support to build a 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that would connect up to 2 Bcf/d of Haynesville and Bossier shale volumes to customers in southwestern Louisiana.

February 22, 2018

Big Seven Onshore Production, DUCs Trending Higher, Says EIA

U.S. onshore natural gas and oil production is predicted to move higher in March from February in nearly every one of the seven big fields, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday.

February 12, 2018
U.S. Crude Oil Production in November Hits 10M b/d, Highest Level Since 1970, EIA Says

U.S. Crude Oil Production in November Hits 10M b/d, Highest Level Since 1970, EIA Says

U.S. crude oil production, boosted by record high output in Texas, reached 10.038 million b/d in November, the highest level since the record 10.044 million b/d achieved in November 1970, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

February 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Shale Impact Fees Likely Higher for 2017

Pennsylvania Shale Impact Fees Likely Higher for 2017

Higher natural gas prices and more new wells last year are likely to help raise Pennsylvania impact fee collections from shale gas producers for the first time in three years, according to the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO).

February 1, 2018
Provincial Scientists Say Nova Scotia Shale Gas Resources ‘Too Large’ to Dismiss

Provincial Scientists Say Nova Scotia Shale Gas Resources ‘Too Large’ to Dismiss

Shale deposits on land, declared off limits to industry in 2014, are rich enough to replace Atlantic Canada’s depleted offshore natural gas production network, says a fresh review by government scientists.

January 11, 2018
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